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Meek hired as assistant agent

Tommy Meek joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service July 1 in a new agriculture and natural resources assistant agent position in Ochiltree County.

Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo, explained that two new assistant agent positions are being filled in District 1, the top 22 counties in the Panhandle, as a training program for future county agent positions. The other will be a family and community health position in Hemphill County.

“We are excited to bring Tommy on board,” Dukes said. “He has experience in both ranching and with youth, and after he gets some more production agriculture training working with Scott Strawn in Ochiltree County, he’ll be ready to lead a county program of his own.”

 

 

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City releases water quality report

The City of Perryton has mailed the annual drinking water quality report to residents as required by state law.

The sources of drinking water, both tap and bottled water, include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells.

As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.

The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.

 

 

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11
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County leases land, buys tractor, mowers

The Ochiltree County Commissioners approved the lease agreement for the farmland adjacent to the airport. The court also approved the purchase of a tractor and two riding mowers, at their meeting Monday..

The tractor will be used in Precinct 4 and the riding mowers will be used in Precinct 3 for the cemetery. The cost of the machines is not known as the county does not know how much trade-in will be allowed against the cost of the new machines.

The bid for the use of the farmland at the airport was awarded to Jason Schickedanz. Steven Waide put in a bid of $32 per acre. The Schickedanz bid was $45.01 per acre.

Also at the meeting, the commissioners were told that state funds of over $39,000 that were available for a grant application. If awarded, the funds would help pay for the security cameras at the new jail. The commissioners approved applying for the grant.

 

 

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HARVEST SUNSET

The wheat harvest is still well underway for many in the area. Kevin Pshigoda took the time to snap a photo of a fiery Panhandle sunset last week while working on the farm outside of Perryton. (Photo courtesy of Precinct 1 Commissioner Duane Pshigoda and Pshigoda Farms)

 

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Holiday rainstorm drops over an inch

The Fourth of July holiday was followed the next day with a large thunderstorm that brought an inch or better to most areas of the county.

The official rainfall, from KEYE Radio, for the City of Perryton was 1.05 inches of moisture.

Edwin and Wanda Larmon, in the 2100 block of Grinnell, reported 1.10 inches. Vern Meller, at Drake and Central, recorded .75 of an inch of rain.

Mary Dudley, in the central part of town, received 1.10 inches. Randy and Cami Skaggs, one mile southeast of town, picked up .98 of an inch of moisture.

Steve Johnson, 13 and a half miles northwest of town, reported .92 of an inch. Foster Testing, in Farnsworth, recorded .75 of an inch of rain. Ron Stinson, in Waka, picked up .40 of an inch of moisture.

 

 

Thu
04
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June brings hotter temps, some moisture

June weather saw the days getting hotter and the nights getting milder. The month also had a total of six inches of moisture.

The first rain fell on June 2, with .06 of an inch. A sizable storm then dropped .62 of an inch of rain on June 3, followed by .17 of an inch on June 4 and .03 of an inch on June 5 and .18 of an inch on June 7 and .06 of an inch on June 8.

 

 

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AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE

Families all over town are gearing up for this year’s Independence Day celebration by stocking up on fireworks, sparklers, smoke bombs, and more.

 

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Some businesses to close for July 4

This year, Independence Day, July 4 falls on a Thursday. A number of businesses in the city will close for the holiday and some will be open for their regular hours.

Some of the businesses that will close July the Fourth include: Bartlett’s Hardware, Game On Graphics, Gebo’s, Margarita’s Steakhouse, The Perryton Herald, the Perryton Ochil-tree Chamber of Commerce, Perryton Office Supply and Wall’s Bargain Center.;

 

 

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SUMMER HELP

During the summer months, Perryton High School students and teachers work for the school system doing maintenance and yard work and painting the classrooms that need it. Pictured are part of the grounds crew using their weed eaters on the baseball field behind junior high. The crew includes Range Clapp, Luis Bernal, Shaune Billenwillms, Josiah Garcia, Gavin Laxton and Cademan Price.

 

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LEARNING HOW TO SWIM

Several of the Municipal Water Park lifeguards spent their mornings teaching youngsters how to swim. There is always a need for the lessons at the beginning of the swimming season. The water park is open Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pictured is Marylynn Montes, at right, teaching Paisley Kerl how to swim.

 

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